‘Green’ pioneer from Ross still blazing trail

Monday, March 5, 2007

At the end of a gravel driveway off Union Avenue in Ross, inside his office in a converted three-story farmhouse, the man many in Western Pennsylvania consider a trailblazer in green design sat talking enthusiastically about his latest creation.

Developer Ernie Sota says the custom townhouses he is building on the South Side Slopes under construction will contain energy recovery ventilator air systems that will reduce annual heating costs from $1,800 to $700.

As the article adds:

“Energy efficiency is not a hard sell,” said Sota, who as a teenager pumped gas and repaired cars at his father’s service station in Homestead. “Does anybody really think energy prices are going down?”

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